Archive of poetry

Kalliope is a database containing old Danish poetry and associated biographical data. The goal is no less than to collect all of the older Danish poetry, but until then, Kalliope will contain a representative and still growing selection. Kalliope also contains poetry in English and other languages, but primarily as reference material to the Danish collection.
The English version of Kalliope released today. Hvis du ser denne engelske side og ønsker den danske, skal du klikke for flaget nederst på siden.

 How many paltry, foolish, painted things,
 That now in Coaches trouble eu'ry Street,
 Shall be forgotten, whom no Poet sings,
 Ere they be well wrap'd in their winding Sheet?
 Where I to thee Eternitie shall giue,
 When nothing else remayneth of these dayes,
 And Queenes hereafter shall be glad to liue
 Vpon the Almes of thy superfluous prayse;
 Virgins and Matrons reading these my Rimes,
 Shall be so much delighted with thy story,
 That they shall grieue, they liu'd not in these Times,
 To haue seene thee, their Sexes onely glory:
     So shalt thou flye aboue the vulgar Throng,
     Still to suruiue in my immortall Song.

Michael Drayton
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